New Site Theme

Crumpet 5/31/2015 02:30 pm 27353

Hi everyone,

I am in the process of switching the site over to a new theme which is designed to be easier to use and mobile-friendly. I also made some improvements to the site features.

At the time I am posting this I have not yet made the theme live, but I will be making it live within an hour or two (the time now is May 31st, 2:30pm PST).

Major Site Changes:

  • Search: You can now use checkboxes to filter by multiple pattern types, meaning you can choose to see both perler and mask patterns
  • Pattern categories: Although I don't yet have the same filtering set up for categories, the pattern types you can choose are more specific. You can choose to see things like masks and bikinis instead of just "multi" and "peyote."
  • Many of the text fields around the site have a new text editor, and in some areas the text editor has an image icon which lets you insert an image directly into the body of your text.
  • There are lots of new emoticons! dance

Pattern Maker:

The pattern maker is still not mobile-friendly but I am working on that and that will be coming next!

Attention mobile users:

If you would prefer to see a desktop-style version of the site, scroll to the bottom of the site and there is a link in the footer which lets you switch to desktop mode.

Have you found a problem or bug?

Look in the site footer. There is a link for Report a bug / problem with the site where you can report it to me.

Is there something from the old theme that you really miss?

I will miss certain things about it too, but unfortunately the design did not lend itself to a mobile friendly design so I had to redesign everything. But if it's a feature or simple style change that I could possibly add into the new theme, I might be able to do it for you! Just comment on this thread.

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Jul 11, 2015 2:23 pm

@Zainin: that's very odd, there should be a cuff option and I swear there used to be. I'm out of town right now but I'll ask to borrow my boyfriend's laptop tomorrow so I can get on and fix it.

Jul 11, 2015 12:11 am

Maybe it's just me, but I'm finding it impossible to show all cuffs.

If you browse, you're given these options:

  • All
  • Perler Bead
  • Mask
  • Flat Panel
  • Flat Charm
  • Bandana
  • Tie
  • Bikini
  • Case

Cuff isn't one of them. I only am interested in cuffs, TBH.

If you search, you can get "cuff" in the "types of pattern" checkbox at the side, but I want to see all- there's no way that I can see to do this. I've tried searching for * but it turns up zero results, so I suppose wildcards aren't on in the search engine. If I'm just doing something wrong, please tell me.

Thank you so much. The new layout is wonderful- much better than before.

Jul 9, 2015 9:38 pm

rainbowsmilewinkok yay

Jul 9, 2015 11:53 am

@Purple_Kandi_Rainbow: i'm already working on it! Actually it's so far along that I use it to edit patterns before I approve them. But it's not quite ready for user testing yet.

Jul 8, 2015 5:52 pm

could u make it so we can make patterns on tablet so we don't need Adobe flash?

Jul 8, 2015 3:45 pm

I really like the new icons at the top of the page. They are very clean and easy to read. big grin

Jul 2, 2015 3:08 pm

I'm working on fixing a few bugs right now (thanks to those of you who have reported them!) but while I am updating site files you might encounter or might have already encountered some errors. They will be temporary.

Jun 30, 2015 10:55 am

@Crumpet: No prob, you really do rocktini birds

  • zombielolipop
Jun 26, 2015 11:07 pm

tongueharryhermioneronwow this is an amazing fun app that includes so many cool pixel art creationsmamegomasquirtlemokonapichuwatermeloncharmanderpuccaskao lol. Lolz i love the emogis!!!

  • Amaris Maldonado
Jun 26, 2015 9:25 pm
@tOkyOxdOll: I know so cute